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Executive education gets graphic at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 13 days ago

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If you had to guess what sort of notes are featured on the whiteboards and flip charts of our Executive Education classrooms, you might propose charts, matrices, or mathematical equations. You probably wouldn’t guess art. But if Kelvy Bird happens to be in your next program, you will see creative, colorful, real-time artwork take shape on the classroom walls. “At the end, the room is filled with color and is alive with what people have heard and said. I can’t help but think this adds to the way people are existing in the room.”

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 16 days ago

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Franco Amalfi is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in value selling, management consulting, software development, software implementation, program management, and business development. He recently completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology at MIT Sloan and shared some of his thoughts about his ACE experience with us.

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Space exploration: MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months ago

MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

In May, our team, along with five other groups at MIT Sloan School of Management, will move into a gorgeous space with amazing views, cool furniture, and a whole new outlook on how we work. There won’t be any offices, corner or otherwise, for anyone including the most senior managers, and our group, the Office of Executive Education, has gone even further and abandoned assigned seating altogether.

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The coaching approach in MIT Sloan's Advanced Management Program

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 29 days ago

1:1 Leadership Coaching in AMP

Our MIT Sloan Advanced Management Program (AMP) provides executives with a unique, month-long opportunity to step away from work, to learn, practice, and benefit from 1-to-1 leadership coaching and individualized feedback assessments. AMP participants are paired with an executive coach for individualized, confidential sessions during the program. These coaching relationships are often so powerful that the participant elects to continue the sessions beyond completion of the program.

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MIT is No. 1 in QS World University Rankings for the 7th year in a row

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 21 days ago

MIT No. 1 in the QS World University Rankings

MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2018. This is the seventh straight year that the Institute has earned the top spot. However, accolades like these are not how we measure our impact in the world. At MIT Sloan Executive Education, the voices of our participants are what matter.

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Four members of the MIT Sloan community honored at Thinkers50 Awards 2017

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 6 days ago

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We are excited to announce that four members of the MIT Sloan community were honored last week at the biennial Thinkers50 awards in London: Douglas Ready, Hal Gregersen, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Andrew McAfee.

The Thinkers50 was launched in 2001 as the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. Its goal is to identify and share the best management thinking in the world, and it has been described by the Financial Times as the "Oscars of management thinking."

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Neil Ackerman has put his MIT Sloan Executive Certificates to work—and to great success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 8 days ago

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Neil Ackerman

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder Neil Ackerman is a highly successful supply chain and strategy executive currently serving as Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. His accomplishments in supply chain innovation throughout his career have been many—so, it’s hard to imagine a time when Ackerman wasn’t sure where he wanted to go, or how he was going to get there. But for the now-accomplished executive, there were several turning points in his career that required deep thought, new ways of thinking, and giants leaps of faith.

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MIT Sloan Executive Education hosts Mass Innovation Nights

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 10 months and 18 days ago

Mass Innovation Night 101 at MIT Sloan Executive Education

This week, MIT Sloan Executive Education is hosting Mass Innovation Nights 101 (#MIN101), the Boston region’s premier monthly startup showcase and networking event. This month’s event, to be held on Wednesday, August 9th, will be held at MIT’s Samberg Conference Center and will feature new startups influencing innovation and tackling process improvement.

“Over the last eight years, we’ve built a successful social media-powered group that has worked together to support local entrepreneurs,” said Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. “It’s really a great example of how much a group can accomplish working together, without huge budgets and expensive tools.” Carlton adds, “as a major global driver of innovation, MIT is a natural partner for us.”

Free-of-charge and open to the public, monthly Mass Innovation Nights events feature business experts, networking, tabletop demos, and presentations from the winners of an online vote taken before the event. Here are the innovations participating in Mass Innovation Nights 101:

  • Openbridge is an integration platform that helps teams harness the power of performance data across a variety of sources, including social networks, video platforms, and web analytics tools.
  • TwelveJobs uses detailed information from job seekers and employers to algorithmically help find the perfect match.
  • WatchRx uses a smartwatch to help the elderly take their medications on time and to live independently in their homes as long as possible.
  • Vinolytics simplifies wine management, offering what to drink when, what it is worth, where it comes from and how to buy or sell it.

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